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Aggies in Big 12 Tournament title game

Aggies in Big 12 Tournament title game
Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 7:44pm

Kevin Gonzalez batted in the winning run in the 11th inning to lead Texas A&M to a comeback victory over Kansas State and put his team in the Big 12 tournament championship game.

Kansas State (36-23) led 8-4 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday when the Aggies (41-18) scored four runs on three hits and an error.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the 11th, when Matt Juengel doubled off the wall. Jacob House singled and the next batter was intentionally walked to load the bases. With the infield in,  Gonzalez hit a high chopper over the third baseman's head, allowing Juengel to score to end the game.

Kelly Fick threw seven scoreless innings as eighth-seeded Missouri advanced to the Big 12 Conference baseball tournament championship game with a 2-1 win over top-seeded Texas.

The Tigers (27-31), who opened the tournament with a win over the Longhorns (43-15) but lost 6-1 to Texas earlier on Saturday, move on to face second-seeded Texas A&M in the title game at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Jesse Santo's second-inning double scored Jonah Schmidt and put Missouri up 1-0. The Tigers pushed their lead to 2-0 in the seventh on a solo home run by Blake Brown.

That was plenty of offense in support of Fick (2-2), who allowed four hits and walked none in seven scoreless innings. Phil McCormick pitched the last 1 2/3 innings to earn the save.

Hoby Milner (6-4) took the loss for Texas, allowing two runs in seven innings.


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